Report: Packers plan to sit Aaron Jones vs. Texans

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Packers running back Aaron Jones said Friday he was “confident” he could play through a calf strain.

The Packers, though, aren’t expected to push Jones.

That’s the word from Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette who reports that the team’s “plan is for Jones to not play” Sunday against the Texans.

The Packers promoted running back Dexter Williams from the practice squad Saturday as cover in case Jones can’t go. Jones did make the trip with the team to Houston.

Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon would take on the bulk of the work without Jones. Williams has 46 touches for 261 touches this season, and Dillon, the team’s 2020 second-round choice, has 13 touches for 65 yards.

Jones, of course, has served as the workhorse this season with 93 touches for 550 yards and seven total touchdowns.

15 responses to “Report: Packers plan to sit Aaron Jones vs. Texans

  1. A lot of people are gonna find out how good Jamaal is tomorrow. Dude runs HARD. And good luck with AJ and his tree trunk legs when he comes in.

  2. Rodgers will just have to drink a little more scotch than usual after the game throwing for so many yards and TDs. His shoulder will be sore from all the attempts.

  3. This is a perfect Next Man Up scenario, but part of it is taking advantage of the opportunity. Let’s see.

  4. Packers seem to be playing it cautious with injuries this season — depth on the roster gives the opportunity to do so.

  5. It’s the smart move and Jones would be better off to have 250 touches instead of 300+ anyway.

    Hopefully Dillon shows enough to warrant early down, early game usage going forward to keep AJ fresher in the 4th.

  6. “Williams has 46 touches for 261 touches”
    ——
    I’d be really interested to know how he did that

  7. I’d love to see a few passes in the direction of Dillon, as has been successful with Jones and Williams. Let’s see what this kid can do!

  8. jimmygeewhiz says:
    October 25, 2020 at 8:21 am
    Packers seem to be playing it cautious with injuries this season — depth on the roster gives the opportunity to do so.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Good point. Depth at WR has been very good. Odd that the Packers laid an egg when Adams returned. They didn’t impress against the Chargers last year when he returned from injury either.

  9. Theres a new Marshall in town and his name is Dillon,a big dude who will run over d backs.

  10. No one made any jokes about Jones getting injured like they do with cook. Leaving Packer fans in the gutter by themselves

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